Monday, 24 January 2011

Meeting Masai Warrior teachers

 Meeting Kephus
(Alex looking very proud!)
Wow, what a lovely time we had at a local event where two Masai Warriors were guests talking to us about their school in Tanzania - a Teacher and the Headmaster. They are in the UK promoting the charity that has helped set up and run the school. Inspirational.

Deciding what songs/dance to do

We also learnt about Masai bead bracelet making and had a go at this, the tiny beads send your eyes funny after a while threading them, Imogen was much better at this than I was. One of Imogen's friends came along too with her little sister (who joined us with the picture above) as did her classroom teddy bear Bernie who we had for the weekend as Imogen is Star of the Week this week.


Making Masai bead bracelets

Afterwards there was some singing by the warriors and dancing which Imogen joined in with and enjoyed. One of the Masai, Kephus, shook her hand towards the end as we thanked him for his time and he was very taken with Imogen and told her it was a pleasure to meet her, which she loved.

 

 Dancing with Masai 
(what an opportunity)

Inspirational and great fun.

7 comments:

  1. What a great event! Can imagine the blurry eyes focussing on the tiny beads lol xx

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  2. Wow, that looks amazing xxx

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  3. It looks like a good time was had by all. It's really nice when you get to meet people 'in the flesh' who these charities have helped, it's good to know that good really does come from all the money which is raised for projects such as this.

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  4. What a wonderful opportunity, opening young minds to other cultures in the flesh.

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